Steel Magnolia’s actress Carol Sutton died after a coronavirus battle at the age of 76.
Reportedly, the actress had been battling Covid-19 for the past few months.
LaToya Cantrell, the New Orleans mayor, broke the sad news on Saturday.
“The statement read: “Carol Sutton was basically the theater of the Queen of New Orleans, having for decades graced the stages throughout the area.
The world will remember her, whether it’s Treme or Paws, or Runaway Jury or Queen Candy, from her appearances in movies and on TV.
“But in productions such as 4000 Miles and A Raisin in the Sun, we will all recall her imposing stage presence, her richly portrayed characters and the warm heart she shared with her fellow cast and crew.
“May she rest in God’s perfect peace.”
Carol made her big-screen debut with The Autobiography of Miss Jade Pittman in 1974 after starting her career on stage in the ’60s.
Carol also found herself in several other well-known films, including Ray and The Aid, aside from her appearance in Steel Magnolias.
It is thought that Carol is survived by her husband, Archie Sutton Jr.